I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed, so I just created a request for my classroom at DonorsChoose.org:
Storm their Minds with LEGO Robotics!
Give to my classroom by December 28, 2014 and your donation will be doubled thanks to Disney. Just enter the code DISNEY on the payment page and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $150).
If you chip in to help my students, you’ll get awesome photos and our heartfelt thanks.
Thanks so much,
P.S. If you know anyone who may want to help my classroom, please pass this along!
I decided to create a Facebook group where technology educators can share their successes in the technology classroom as well as become a repository of ideas to share with one another. I love collaboration and perhaps this group can be a valuable resource for all of us to use. Consider this post as an invitation to join us.
Elementary Technology Education Group
What a week we have been having at Prairie Elementary participating in the Hour of Code! The students have been creating lines and lines of code! The level of engagement has gone through the roof and their excitement for coding is phenomenal! The first part of the week the website for the K-5 curriculum has been too sluggish to use this week. I started looking around for backup websites and found two that I absolutely love. My students have been using Bot Logic this week. The students are having a blast learning how to solve the various puzzles with fierce determination. I have seen the level of collaboration grow immensely this past week. It is awesome to witness.
Another website I found is a Google product called Made with Code. They have some neat projects available for students and adults. The two I played with are Holiday Lights and Snowflakes The Holiday Lights allows me to decorate a Christmas tree with lights – changing the patterns, lighting, flow of pattern with different variables etc. Snowflakes is where one can select their images, various animations and variables to create individual works of art. I thought of the kaleidoscope when I finished making mine.
Make With Code website
You can see my images below!
Check out the game I created with the Hour of Code!
Click here to play!
Last year I created a short video of 3rd and 4th grade students participating in the Hour of Code.
Click here to view the video